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Agriculture
12:09 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

What does the ‘right to farm’ mean in Missouri?

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler supports the proposed "right to farm" amendment to Missouri's constitution.
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U.S. Congress members are throwing their support behind a proposed “right to farm” amendment in Missouri’s constitution. But critics are pointing to the measure’s ambiguous language as problematic.

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Politics
8:27 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Hartzler revisits key campaign issues - military and government spending - in Centralia visit

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The Centralia Kiwanis Club welcomed Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler to speak at their meeting on Thursday to go over key issues that could affect mid-Missouri voters. A Republican, Hartzler said she has and will continue to cut wasteful spending and work to balance the national budget.

Another key plank in the congresswoman's platform is protecting defense spending. In her short speech, Hartzler said, "What I discovered is that we could totally eliminate defense and every other program in Washington, D.C., and it still wouldn't balance the budget."

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Politics
8:43 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Hartzler looks to Boonville residents for input

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Residents in Cooper County are speaking out about the issues they want to see represented in Congress.

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Politics
5:25 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

U.S. Representative Visits Hickman High School

U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler visited Hickman High School in Columbia on Monday.
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United States Representative, Vicky Hartzler (R), of the Fourth District was in Columbia Monday, Oct. 21, touring Hickman High School.

The congresswoman spoke about the stalemate in Washington during the partial government shutdown.

Hartzler did her student teaching at Hickman in the family and consumer sciences department when she was an education student at M-U, and on Monday she toured the career services wing.

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PM Newscasts
5:31 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

PM Newscast for October 2, 2013

  Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Rep. Hartzler wants her salary withheld
  • New dental school opens in Kirksville
  • Wiley House shelter sees increase in overnight stays
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Politics
3:49 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Rep. Hartzler wants salary withheld until government shutdown ends

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Some of Missouri's House members, including Republicans Vicky Hartzler of the 4th District and Jason Smith of the 8th District have requested that their salaries be withheld until the government shutdown ends.

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Politics
5:14 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Missouri officials speak out on the Syria situation

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Discussion over the situation in Syria continues as more Missouri officials are speaking out.

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., announced he will not support President Barack Obama's call for military action in Syria, worried about the message it sends.

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PM Newscasts
3:51 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Newscast for August 13, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Updated news on the Missouri State Fair rodeo clown incident,
  • Mo. Supreme Court rejects lawsuit on animal shelters,
  • Vicky Hartzler speaks at military event.
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Politics
3:06 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Missouri leaders consider the state's military future

Mike Dunbar, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, and Mike DuBois (L to R) speak at a forum in Columbia, MO August 13, 2013
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Missouri Military leaders gathered in Columbia today to discuss the current and future landscape of the armed forces in the state, as the federal government  plans to make cuts to defense spending. One of the main messages from panelists: that different stakeholders in that state must work together toward creating a “military friendly” environment in the state.

“It’s gonna have to be a team effort going forward. It can’t just be a Fort Leonard Word effort, it can’t just be a Whiteman effort, it can’t just be a Rosecran effort, it can’t just be a Jefferson Barracks effort. It has to be a  statewide effort… It’s bigger than any just one location anymore,” said Mike Dunbar with the Missouri Military Preparedness and Enhancement commission. Dunbar was one of the panelists at the forum.

U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler hosted the event, which brought together representatives from the military and the communities in Missouri that surround the military bases in the state, to discuss the impact of a possible Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).

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Politics
5:24 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

US Rep. Hartzler visits Columbia's community health center

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) visits a federally qualified health center in Columbia on Tuesday, May 28. She said she hopes to see more health centers open up in her district to serve the medically underserved population. Administrators say health centers need more funding.
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U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler met with administrators of Columbia’s Family Health Center on Tuesday. The center provides primary care for the medically underserved population by using a sliding fee scale that depends on a patient’s income level. Hartzler says the visit is part of her efforts to learn more about ways to help more people in her district gain access to quality health care.

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Business
5:13 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Community rallies to stop job cuts at Fort Leonard Wood

Members of the communities surrounding Fort Leonard Wood gathered Tuesday to discuss the U.S. Army proposal to remove troops from the fort. Under the proposal, the fort could lose as many of 4,000 of its troops.
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A U.S. Army plan for possible personnel cuts at forts with more than 8,000 stationed troops could mean removing troops from Fort Leonard Wood in southern Missouri.

Hundreds of members of the communities surrounding Fort Leonard Wood gathered Tuesday night to discuss the proposed cuts and the effect it could have on the economy of the area. The fort currently trains somewhere between 80,ooo and 90,000 soldiers per year, but now that number could be decreased by as many as 4,000 troops.

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Politics
9:47 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Hartzler, McDavid call for funding to keep airport tower open

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A U.S. Congress member was not an airplane passenger at the Columbia Regional Airport on Tuesday. Instead, she visited to draw attention to an important safety issue.

Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri’s Fourth District said she does not agree with the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to close the air traffic control tower at the airport.

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PM Newscasts
6:23 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Newscast for Jan. 8, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Rep. Hartzler opens office in Columbia, talks spending cuts and Hagel
  • New Mo. GOP chair plans more aggressive approach
  • 2012 was record warm year in much of Missouri

Politics
5:25 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Rep. Hartzler opens office in Columbia, talks spending cuts and Hagel

Us. Rep. Vicky Hartzler met with dozens of supporters at the opening of her south Columbia office.
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U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler opened the doors to her new office in Columbia Tuesday.

Dozens of supporters showed up to welcome the Republican congresswoman to the south Columbia location. For many of them it was the first time meeting her.

Though this is Hartzler’s second term in Congress, this is the first time she will be representing Boone County in the Fourth District. That’s because of redistricting that occurred after Missouri lost a spot in the House because of the state’s dip in population.

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Politics
8:42 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Hartzler's "Vicky for Jobs" tour stops in Columbia

Republican U.S. Congressional candidates Ann Wagner and Vicky Hartzler stopped to speak to Columbia residents Monday afternoon for her “Vicky for Jobs” campaign tour.

U.S. House of Representatives candidate Ann Wagner came to Columbia to show her support for Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler. Wagner said Boone County accounts for 20 percent of the forth districts votes. She says there is uncertainty with regulation, health care, taxes and energy costs.

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Politics
8:46 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Wagner to join Hartzler in Columbia on jobs tour

Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler will have some company when she visits Columbia Monday in the race for a second term in Missouri's Fourth Congressional District.

Second District GOP hopeful Ann Wagner plans to join Hartzler at the Boone County Republican Party headquarters. Hartlzer then heads to Columbia's CARFAX data center on her own.

Hartzler faces Democrat Teresa Hensley, the Cass County prosecutor, in the Nov. 6 general election in a reconfigured district that now includes Boone County.

Politics
8:51 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Obama mocks Akin, Missouri GOP candidates remain quiet

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President Barack Obama is mocking Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri for his remarks about a woman's body being able to avoid pregnancy during what Akin called a "legitimate rape."

Obama told a group of donors in New York that the Missouri congressman "somehow missed science class" even though he sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Among the few Republicans who have remained quiet Akin's comments are the Missouri GOP candidates for top state offices.

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Politics
5:57 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Hartzler says Akin should drop out

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Just before 6:00pm Wednesday, Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) issued this statement via email:

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Politics
1:38 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Rep. Hartzler wins easily, Robbins loses by 59 votes

Boone County Commission candidate Lance Robbins watches his slight lead slip away on Tuesday's Republican primary.
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In Columbia at the Stony Creek Inn, Republican spirits began sky high, then turned uneasy and ended up tumbling down. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler began the night by easily coasting to a win in the Republican primary for U.S. district four.

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Politics
11:49 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

The August primary in photos

Republican Vicky Hartzler was cool as a cucumber before the results came in. She went on to win her party's nomination for the District 4 US House seat.

KBIA doesn't have much in the way of photojournalists, but we've got some smart reporters with some pretty smart smartphones!  Our news team spent most of the night in the field with the candidates as they waited for election results to come in and they had their twitter accounts fired up the whole time.  Check out our online coverage @kbia or at on the #midmovotes hashtag.  We've compiled a few of our twitpics here.

PM Newscasts
6:41 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Newscast for July 30, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Lt. Gov. Kinder and state Sen. Lager take jabs in debate
  • Sarah Palin endorses Steelman for Senate
  • Poll: Romney leads Obama by 9 percent

Politics
8:06 am
Mon July 30, 2012

US rep. proposes bill after Lake of Ozarks issue

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler
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Republican Missouri U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler wants to reduce federal regulators' authority over hydroelectric projects.

Hartzler's district includes part of the Lake of the Ozarks that has been embroiled in controversy during the past year over land near the lake. Land included within the boundary of the hydroelectric project falls under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's authority, while other property does not.

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Politics
5:22 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Congress votes to repeal 'Obamacare,' again

Republican Vicky Hartzler, who represents part of mid-Missouri, was among the 239 Republicans voting yes to repeal "Obamacare."

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives voted today to repeal the federal health care law. The House has voted more than 30 times to repeal or defund the Affordable Care Act. Every Republican in Congress voted for the repeal, including mid-Missouri's two representatives.

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Politics
12:26 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Vicky Hartzler could face hometown challenger

Vicky Hartzler is a freshman congresswoman in the 112th congress.
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Freshman Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler could face a challenger from her Missouri hometown as she seeks a second term from the redrawn 4th U.S. House district.

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AM Newscasts
12:13 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Newscast for January 24, 2012

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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri tries to refinance more than a half billion dollars of debt as part of Gov. Jay Nixon's plan to balance the state budget
  • Missouri General Assembly weighs changes to workplace discrimination laws
  • Freshman Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler could face a challenger from her Missouri hometown